Yasuaki Kurata

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Yasuaki Kurata was born on March 20, 1946 in Ibaraki, Japan. He is an actor and producer, known for Blood: The Last Vampire (2009), God of War (2017) and Fist of Legend (1994). See full bio »

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Known For

Blood: The Last Vampire Kato Takatora
God of War Kumasawa
Fist of Legend Fuimo Funakoshi
The Seventh Curse Captain Ho


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 2018 Fat Buddies
 2018 Golden Job
 2017 The Brink
Boss Kui
 2017 The Empty Hands
Akira Hirakawa
 2017 Manhunt
Hideo Sakaguchi
 2017 The One
 2017 God of War
 2013 The Wrath of Vajra
Amano Kawao
 2013 Garo: Yami o Terasu Mono (TV Series)
- Beginning (2013) ... Sonshi
- Future (2013) ... Sonshi
- Gold (2013) ... Sonshi
- Master (2013) ... Sonshi
- Justice (2013) ... Sonshi
 2012 The Last Tycoon
 2011 Monster Killer
Genjiro Mishima
 2010 Jing wu feng yun: Chen Zhen
Tsuyoshi Chikaraishi
 2009 Blood: The Last Vampire
Kato Takatora
 2009 Shinjuku Incident
Taro Watagawa
 2006 Legend of Seven Monks
Santoku a bonze
 2003 Yellow Dragon
Gouzaburo "Go" Azuma
 2003 Anna in Kung-Fu Land
Sword Shek
 2002 So Close
 2002 Samurai
Commissaire Fujiwara Morio
 2001 An dou
 2000 Conman in Tokyo
 1998 Hero of Shanghai (TV Series)
Samurai Leader
 1994 Fist of Legend
Fuimo Funakoshi
 1993 The Fighting King
 1992 Shizukanaru Don 2 (Video)
Koshiro Inokubi
 1991 Ji dao zhui zong
Ishikawa (Guest star)
 1991 Shizukanaru Don (Video)
Koshiro Inokubi
 1989 Above the War
 1989 Bloodfight
Masahiro Kai
 1988 Carry on Hotel
 1987 Eastern Condors
General's Elite Soldier
 1986 The Seventh Curse
Captain Ho
 1986 A Book of Heroes
Yamashita sensei (as Kurata Yoshiaki)
 1986 Lost in the Wilderness
 1986 The Millionaires' Express
 1985 Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars
Japanese Assassin
 1985 Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Takei (segment "Kyoko's House")
 1983 Deadly Life of a Ninja
Ninja leader (as Chong Ti Bo-Chu)
 1983 Hei mei gui
Boss Sun Shao Hung
 1983 Kanei Command Performance (TV Movie)
 1982 Legend of a Fighter
Chiang Ho-Shan
 1981 Shu shi shen chuan
Shi Ping-Wei, the Ninja Leader (as Tsang Tyan)
 1981 The Legend of the Owl
Chong Tin - Knight's master (Guest star)
 1981 Nie zhong
 1981 Shaolin Fighters vs. Ninja
The Lonely Winner (as Y. Kurata)
 1981 Why Not?
 1980 Qing jie
 1979 Cheng fa
 1978 Heroes of the East
Takeno, Japanese ninjutsu expert (as Kurata Yasuaki)
 1977 G-Men '75 (TV Series)
- Episode #1.104 (1977)
 1977 Secret of the Shaolin Poles
Tiger Lei (as Shoji Kurada)
 1976 Sonny Chiba's Dragon Princess
Masahiko Okizaki
 1975 The Golden Triangle (as Shoji Karada)
 1974 Yi dui yi
 1974 Yi quan yi kuai qian (Guest star)
 1974 Fight! Dragon (TV Series)
Ryuma Shiranui (Dragon)
- Farewell, Dragon (1974) ... Ryuma Shiranui (Dragon)
- Counterattack! The Dark Tiger (1974) ... Ryuma Shiranui (Dragon)
- Target: The Karate Champion (1974) ... Ryuma Shiranui (Dragon)
- Challenge: Hurricane Karate! (1974) ... Ryuma Shiranui (Dragon)
- The Incredible Man from Hong Kong (1974) ... Ryuma Shiranui (Dragon)
 1974 Chokugeki! Jigoku-ken
Karate teacher
 1974 Fists for Revenge
Fan Te (as Cang Tian Bao Zhao)
 1974 The Fists of Vengeance
 1974 Call Me Dragon (as Kurata)
 1974 Fatal Strike
 1974 Flash Challenger
 1974 The Vigilantes
Chang Piao
 1973 Hu quan
Fang Ming
 1973 A Girl Called Tigress
Chiau Kung
 1973 The Black Panther
Chang Hui-Feng
 1973 Win Them All
 1973 Nu ying xiong fei che duo bao
Ling Chien
 1973 Fist of Unicorn
 1973 Knight Errant
 1973 Ninja War Lord 1973
Taka (as Kurata)
 1973 Si dui tou
 1972 Pa shan hu
 1972 Hellfighters of the East
Lei Tai (as Akira Kurata)
 1972 Kung Fu, the Invisible Fist
Captain Jai Tai (as Cang Tian Bao Zhao)
 1972 The Prodigal Boxer
Iron Fist Tan (as Karada Shoji)
 1972 Chûgakusei nikki (TV Series)
 1972 Hands of Death
Tu Pien (as Chaua Tieng Pao Chao)
 1972 The Angry Guest
Katsu (as Kurata Yasuaki)
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Alternate Names:

Chong Ti Bo-Chu | Tian Bao Zhao Cang | Chaua Tieng Pao Chao | Tieng Pao Chao Chaua | Shoji Karada | Shoji Kurada | Akira Kurata | David Kurata | Shoji Kurata | Y. Kurata | Yasuki Kurata | Yazuaki Kurata | Yusaki Kurata | Yusuaki Kurata | Yusuki Kurata | Kurata | Karada Shoji | Tsang Tyan | Kurata Yasuaki | Kurata Yoshiaki | Cang Tian Bao Zhao


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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An accomplished martial artist, he has ranks in Karate (7th degree), Judo (3rd degree), and Aikido (2nd degree). Kurata runs the stunt agency Kurata Promotion, teaches at a private college, is chief advisor to the All Japan Nunchaku League, and in 2004 published a book, Hong Kong Action Star Koyuroku. He is running karate Dojos in Tokyo, Osaka and Hong Kong.

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